Friday, November 21, 2014

Ted Howell

Ted Howell (English MA '10, now a PhD candidate at Temple University) presented a well-attended paper on "Howards End and the Anthropocene" at the Modernist Studies Association annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Don James McLaughlin

On Tuesday, September 20 The University of Pennsylvania English Department selected Don James McLaughlin (Villanova Grad English Class of 2009) as the winner of its annual William Patrick Day essay contest. This was a contest in which any grad student can submit a piece of writing completed in the last year. Two professors then judge the submissions anonymously. McLaughlin's piece is part of his dissertation--tentatively titled "Color-Phobia: Rabies, Race Prejudice, and the Mad Cry of Analogy in U.S. Antislavery Print Culture."

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lydia Browning Welcomes New Baby

Congratulations to class of 2014 Graduate English alum Lydia Browning and her husband, Zachary, who just welcomed their baby girl. Her name is suitably literary: Josephine May Browning. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ashey Esposito

We recently received the following update from one of our alumni, Ashley Esposito, who graduated in December of 2013:

This coming August I will begin as the Collection Development and Assessment Librarian at Shippensburg University (a tenure-track, faculty position). Since I finished my Villanova degree last summer, I will be able to enter at the Assistant Professor level. 
I'm not sure if Lauren mentioned it to you, but she was kind enough to serve as one of my references. I just wanted to thank you and the graduate English department for everything you've done. I know that I couldn't have attained this goal without the additional credentials afforded by your program.

I also strongly believe (though I couldn't have known at the time) that not getting the Falvey position worked out for the best, since this is really an excellent opportunity for me and will certainly set me on a career path to grow professionally and possibly even become a library administrator at the academic level. I hope to enter a doctoral program within a few years, this one likely an Ed.D. or something that will focus on my career goals.
We wish Ashley well in her new job!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Don James McLaughlin Wins UPenn Teaching Award

This year, Villanova Master's alumnus Don James McLaughlin ('09) won The Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is pursuing doctoral studies in English.

Friday, February 15, 2013

English Grad Alum Lands New Library Internship


Don't be surprised if you see a new face in the library this semester. Alexander (Alex) Williams, a Drexel University iSchool graduate student, is serving a six-month internship with Falvey's Academic Integration and Information and Research Assistance teams. Alex is an alum of our Graduate English Program, earning his degree with us in 2011. Now, he is focusing on information services although he is also interested in competitive intelligence. He expects to graduate from Drexel in 2013.

Alex earned his bachelor’s degree in English literature and religious studies from Stonehill College, Easton, Mass. While a student at Stonehill, Alex worked as a circulation aide in the library, an early indication of his future interests.

Click here to read more of Alex's story.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Katie Hynes

Katie has been enjoying her position as a professional tutor at Bergen Community College. Having been a Villanova Writing Center tutor, she has noticed several different challenges at Bergen's writing center than at Villanova's, but the work has been rewarding and enjoyable in its own way.